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How long should it take to write an SF question?

Apparently, I have form for not asking all that many questions on SF. Re-reading that meta question, I was struck by sysadmin1138's observation that My 'virtual question' count is a lot higher ...
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Low effort questions with lack of basic troubleshooting

I have been active trying to help people here on serverfault and have been in IT for 15 years, and it's a problem on a lot of communities. But it would be great if we could provide feedback with ...
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What's wrong with my question?

Can anyone please kindly tell me what's wrong is my question? Why it's not a real question?
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Dealing With Questionable Actions Taken By Moderators

MS Terminal Server Blocking Website Access A few helpful people came to give it a shot. They specified what they needed clarified and I obliged. Then I had two moderators come around, that seemed ...
BAR's user avatar
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Is it ok to ask questions on setting up a torrent server?

I would like to help spread some legal content via torrents, to maintain its availability and help people find it if it will be deleted elsewhere. I need help understanding what kind of software do I ...
Nickolai Leschov's user avatar
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1 answer

Rewriting "minimal understanding"

This current close reason is confusing and potentially misleading. Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Try including attempted solutions, why they didn't ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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1 answer

What Server Fault-specific advice should we give folks asking questions here?

As of a few weeks ago, the "unclear what you're asking" close reason now links to a page in the help center: The moderators here can edit this page to customize it. So my questions are, Should they ...
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What is the etiquette here regarding duplicate posts?

I am having a problem with Powershell, so I came here as a resource to find an answer. I discovered an existing post that is very similar to my own problem here: WinRM will NOT work, error code ...
Daniel Schealler's user avatar
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Are 'best-practice' questions on-topic?

I have a small issue regarding involving 'best practice' on whether an SQL server should be run on a VPS or dedicated server. I'm active on Stack Overflow and this type of question would be closed as ...
AStopher's user avatar
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How to Ask a Question

While I doubt the people who ask bad question read the help shown on the side when asking a question: How to Ask Is your question about managing information technology systems in a business ...
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Can someone let me see my deleted questions?

I got the same message as the person who posted this question: Why am I close to being banned from serverfault? My profile says I haven't ever asked a question on serverfault, but maybe I did and it ...
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Mis-closed question: I am a sys admin, this topic is "on topic", and I did perform research

I was directed to post my request for re-opening of a question from Comms Room here. The following question was closed as off-topic, but it is not off-topic as defined. "Questions must be relevant ...
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Why lock a question because a poorly worded locked duplicate with no answers exist?

I have a question here IMO it's incorrectly marked as a duplicate. One question explains the problem and the expected ...
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Why are all my FreeNX questions recieved so poorly

I read through a few of these meta questions about 'bad questions' I'm getting a sense peeps are fed up with bad questions get'n dumped on ya'll from StackOverflow--my guess. And reading the What ...
xtian's user avatar
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Why do sysadmins reinvent the wheel all the time? [closed]

I just have an active question about building a chroot-environment. The main-question is, if there is an existing script... Now it looks like some sysadmins already tried things but got stuck ...
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